Sunday, October 14, 2007
US Rejects Russian Missile Call
Talks between the US and Russia about the US anti-missile system in Europe have ended without any sign of progress. At the talks in Moscow the US rejected Russian appeals to halt the scheme. The Russian Foreign Minister said his country would take steps to neutralize the threat posed by the missile system if it went ahead. He said it was based on a false assumption, that there was a nuclear threat from Iran. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the shield system was not directed at Russia.